RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Randolph Township woman who was walking along Route 10 was struck and killed by a vehicle Sunday morning, according to Detective Lieutenant Christopher Giuliani.
Randolph Police received a call in regards to a female walking in and out of traffic in the area of 855 Route 10 east, Giuliani said.
The caller also stated this female allegedly reached out and attempted to “slap” her vehicle, Giuliani said.
As officers began responding to the area, several additional calls came in to report someone walking in and out of traffic in the same area, Giuliani said.
Officer Brett Sommer, who was responding to the call, was traveling on Route 10 West and as he was approaching the area of Performance Ford, he observed a 2018 Chrysler Pacifica traveling eastbound strike 26-year-old Lindsay Ireland, Giuliani said.
Ireland had been wearing dark clothing and was not seen until she was illuminated by the vehicles headlights, just prior to the crash. The vehicle, which was driven by Victor Retana, 30, Colonia NJ stopped further down on Route 10, Giuliani said.
Police are still currently investigating the crash, to include circumstances as to why the victim was walking on Route 10, Giuliani said.